Montana Coop at the Dragon Boat Race

By Catherine Haug, Sept 9, 2014

The Montana Co-op is a virtual farmers market that currently encompasses food producers in western Montana, but will eventually include the entire state. Currently there are two food hubs: Ronan and Polson; work will start on establishing a Bigfork hub in the near future.

For more information about the co-op, you can see earlier posts on this topic at Postings about Montana Co-op; see also the Gathering Notice: Montana Co-op, a virtual farmers market from July 2012 for links to handouts from Jason’s presentation in Bigfork, and my post: Montana Co-op: Open to new Memberships, for lots more information. View the Co-op’s website:

The Coop is preparing for the Dragon Boat race in Bigfork, with a Kid’s Coop team. Two separate events are listed below:

  • Montana Coop, Kid’s Coop dragon boat team meetings and practice
  • Two Montana Coop Booths at the Dragon Boat Race

Kids Coop Dragon Race Team

  • What: Montana Kids Co-op, Preparing for the Dragon Boat race in Bigfork
  • When: Kids Coop team meetings, Sept 10, 11, 12, 4 PM; Wed 9/11 will be mandatory practice
  • Where: Polson HUB, 401 Main St., Polson MT. On Wed 9/11, the team will meet at the Polson Hub then travel to Bigfork for the mandatory practice  at Flathead Lake Lodge.
  • Who: All kids and young adults (up to age 25) who want to participate are welcome. No cost to participate.

Montana Co-op Booths at Dragon Boat Race in Bigfork

  • What: Two Co-op booths:

– Montana Co-op will be sharing a booth with Kalispell Kreamery and other local producers, at the Dragon Boat race.

– Kid’s Coop booth in the Kids Activity area, where they will be making dragons out of balloons and veggies.

  • When: The race will be held Saturday Sept 13, 8 AM – 5 PM and Sunday Sept 14, 8 AM – 3 PM in 2014;
  • Where: Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork MT. The Kids Activity Area at the race is located by the water.
  • Who: Open to the public.

Additional Information: 

The following is from Jason Moore of the Montana Co-op; Cat’s apologies for lack of clarity in the following text:

[Dragon Boat races] will be held this weekend in Bigfork (Sept. 13/14), it will be a lot of fun.  We have a Montana Co-op booth that we’re sharing with local producers including Kalipell Kreamery and other local producers.  We also have entered the Kids Co-op (up to age 25) in the race and are still filling seats in the 20 rower and 1 drummer boat.  If you know of any kids, please ask them if they would like to join the team (no cost).  We also have a booth in the Kids Activity area where we will be making dragons out of balloons and veggies. We have 3 dragon boat meetings this week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; all start at 4pm at the Polson HUB.  On Wednesday, the team is going up to Bigfork for a mandatory practice.  We need to fill the boat, with kids and adults (if necessary).

For more information, contact the coop office, (406) 285-1149,

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